Outstanding Healthy Fruit
- Outstanding Health Benefits
- Bright Red Fruit
- Delicious Fresh Eating and Juicing Variety
The Wonderful Pomegranate is a hardy ornamental with a fabulous fall harvest. One would look lovely in your landscape bed, or plant several as a shrub boarder along the house. The flower of the Wonderful Pomegranate is about the brightest red flower known to the gardener! They are most often grown as a shrub, but if you prefer a tree they're simple enough to prune into a desired shape.
Many people grow the Pomegranate not for the fruit, but simply for its ornamental appeal. You'll love how the glossy dark green color of the oval leaves catch the midday sun. The leaves fill out the Pomegranate's dense rounded shape, lending it an appealing silhouette that would enhance almost any location in your yard. The Wonderful Pomegranate is best placed in the sunniest, warmest part of your yard or orchard for the best fruit, although they will grow and flower in part shade.
Spring and fall are special times for your Pomegranate. In the spring the leaves emerge with an uncommon splash of bronze. An abundance of dainty flowers follow, their rare blending of oranges and reds reminiscent of a summer sunset.
You'll be pleased to find that the flowers are hardier than many spring blooms, prolonging your enjoyment into the summer months and encouraging the hummingbirds who love them. Fall brings even more appeal, as yellow leaves and a harvest of the 4-inch, round red fruit proclaim a successful conclusion to the season. The deep red color of the Wonderful Pomegranate means that the Pomegranate is ripe. This pomegranate is self-pollinated as well as cross-pollinated by insects.
Pomegranates have been cultivated since ancient times, and the fruit is increasingly popular for its health benefits. The juice is chocked full of vitamins, antioxidants and other health advantages. Pomegranate has twice the amount of antioxidants found in grape juice, green tea or red wind, and reduces hardening of the arteries. The crimson fruit around each seed has a unique tart-sweet flavor and is popular eaten whole or used as a juice or syrup.
Once you've tasted a Pomegranate from your very own tree, you'll never want to be without one again. The attractive foliage, flowers and fruits of the Pomegranate, as well as its small stature, makes it an excellent landscaping plant!
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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Delicious, Healthy Pomegranate
Believed to have come from areas of the world that weren't big on record keeping, the Pomegranate began being cultivated in the Neolithic era between 10,200 BC to 2000 BC. During this long history, the fruit has become a part of many cultures in the world, each with their own idea of what the perfect pomegranate fruit should be.
Through the centuries, different collections of pomegranates have emerged in developing cultures of Central Asia. Unique Pomegranate varieties to each region began to become the taste of those areas.
Regions like India, the Himalaya's, China, the Middle East and Turkmenistan each favored different fruit and flavor qualities. Some liked high sugar with low or no acid, while another region may have preferred fruit with an acid/ sugar balance or sour and sweet mix. Still, others were selected for physiological traits such as less cracking and softer seeds.
Introduced as early as the mid 1700's by Spanish missionaries, most of the first Pomegranates were confined to the California missions.
The Wonderful Pomegranate is one of the first varieties to become popular in America and was reported to be discovered in Florida, but how is not clear. Credit to its introduction is given to a location in Porterville, California in about 1896. It should be mentioned that a similar variety by the same name is grown in Israel, but more recent comparisons suggest they are not the same fruit.
Though popular throughout the world, the Pomegranate in the United States was slow to gain appeal. Research was done at Harvard in 1991 and continued at Tufts University; along with University research studies in Europe to test the health benefits of small fruits. All tests concluded there was tremendous health benefits from the small berries and cane berries. These studies included the Pomegranate due to the fact that a Pomegranate is an inverted fruit with each one of the berries inside an individual fruit.
The results showed that Pomegranates were among the most beneficial of all the fruits tested. As the results of the studies began to become public, the popularity of the Pomegranate exploded thanks to the health-conscious consumer.
The Wonderful Pomegranate's demand grew overnight because of its good flavor, bright red color, large size and somewhat resistant to cracking. Only a few other choices were available to the home gardener or the commercial grower in the mid 1990's. Wonderful' s became the lead variety for the health movement with a new appreciation for this commonly overlooked fruit type.
Today, Wonderful Pomegranate remains the first choice for juicing and fresh eating in both the commercial and the home garden market.
|Botanical Name||Punica granatum 'Wonderful'|
|Mature Height||10 - 12 feet|
|Mature Spread||8 - 12 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Fruiting Time||3 - 4 years|